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Experience South Tyrol (King of the Alps) 31st May -8th June 2020

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Experience South Tyrol (King of the Alps) May 31st- June 8th 2020

After the success of the last few year’s road trips here we are again with another awesome South Tyrol Experience, searching out the finest white water the region has to offer before loading up and heading for King Of The Alps one of the best European kayak festivals. This year we have even added an extra day for even more fun.

We will start the week by collecting you from the airport. You can take either Ryanair or Aer Lingus to land you safely into Munich Airport. Once the van is loaded we set off in search of whitewater.

We will again base ourselves in the Oetztal region, with easy access to a whole host of areas. We will enjoy some big volume fun in Austria.

A relaxing evening in the Aqua Dome Thermal spa awaits to reenergize and top up the batteries before heading over the mountain pass to the sleepy town of Moos which come alive once the festival is in town.

On the Italian side of South Tyrol we will be paddling the Passer river and partaking in King of the Alps one of Europe’s best kayak festivals.

 

King of the Alps

King of the Alps is one of the most inclusive events in Europe with something for everyone, whether its the mass start Chaos or the picturesque setting its a great place to be. Share a drink with some of Europe’s top paddlers or take home the crown its entirely up to you.

For 2020 King of the Alps is also the European Championships for extreme racing so surely an event not to be missed.

We have put together an intermediate Whitewater Trip suitable for confident Grade 3 paddlers with a roll.

The trip will bring with it fun, education and some relaxation we want to both inspire you and let you experience what we love about the region.

We will work with you to set out personal goals and aims to work on during the week with a structured action plan available to take home to help improve all aspects of your paddling.

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After meeting you in Munich airport and a drive south, we will be starting the trip with some Austrian Excitement. Paddling the River Inn and the River Oetz. Home of the legendary Wellebrucke Rapids and Sickline World Championships. We will be based in Haiming next to the River Inn.

We will have spare time whereby you can hire bikes or head over to area 47 for some fun in there water park this will be discussed on arrival.

After a visit to the Aqua Dome, (Thermal Spa) We will continue over the Timmelsjoch Alpine Road into Italy. At over 2500M its one of the most beautiful driving routes.

This short hop drops us into Moos and Merano, for some paddling on the Passirio RIver. With soo many classic sections it will be tough to pick a few. We will scout out the Marathon Race course. Looking for clean lines before heading back to Moos for the Video Show. The king of the Alps Entry is included as part of the trip. As Saturday comes so does the race day, with the option to take part in this exciting race, or hang on at the back for a nice paddle down the section. The afternoon takes us to the Finals, which is a spectacle to watch. (or participate if you were fast enough) Before the Saturday Evening King and Queens Party where you can rub shoulders and share a drink with some of the worlds top paddlers.

Sunday gives us a day to explore the region and paddle another of its classic sections.

For the Italian segment of the trip, we will have an apartment in the region.

The Monday gives us time to relax a little as we make the drive back to Munich and the Plane home to sunny Ireland.

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     Whats Included

  • Paddling in 2 Countries
  • Airport Shuttles to and from Munich Airport for you and your boats (Dates and times below)
  • Accommodation in Oetz, Austria 5 Nights
  • Accommodation in Moos, Italy 3 Nights
  • 5 x Morning Breakfasts Austria
  • 3 x Morning Breakfasts in Italy
  • Shuttles to and from rivers
  • River Guiding
  • Evening visit to the Aquadome Thermal Spa
  • Visit to the Timmelsjoch Alpine Road
  • Entry to King of the Alps Event (If booked before 1st March)
    Including
    Race Entry
    Video Night
    Dinner
    King and Queens Party

Whats Not included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Food (We can eat locally in both Austria and Italy with supermarkets close by)
  • Spending Money (You will have to ask your parents nicely

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Itinerary

(This is a basic itinerary and subject to change)

Day Day AM PM
Day 1 Collect Munich Airport Shuttle to Oetz (2-3 Hours) Meet and greet,  walk in the area.
Day 2 Monday Warm Up Paddle River Inn Paddle
Day 3 Tuesday Paddle Paddle
Day 4 Wednesday Paddle Surprise
Day 5 Thursday Paddle Aquadome Spa
Day 6 Friday Cross Timelsjoch Alpine Road Paddle Passiria Race Section / Movie Night
Day 7 Saturday King of the Alps Qualification King of the Alps Finals and Party
Day 8 Sunday Paddle Passiria River Paddle Passiria River
Day 9 Monday Breakfast Local visit and depart Fly home from Munich

Flights

We will transfer you and your equipment from Munich Airport, here are our recommended flights,

Make sure you book your boat on in advance / when booking flights

Please book early to get the best rates (Prices as of 11/11/19)

 

Other Transport Options

We are based in Central France and will be driving to Austria if you want to meet us along the way get in touch and we will work out any additional costs and dates of travelling.

Other Activities

The aim of the trip is to be fun educative and offer some relaxation with the option of partaking in forms of Yoga, Pilates and Functional movements each day as well as a visit to the aqua dome midway through the week. There will be free time with plenty to see and do we can advise you some of our favourite activities.

In Austria, bikes are available to rent and table tennis tables are close at hand.

Each evening is a time to relax, share stories or visit the surroundings.

Costs

The total cost of the Trip is €900

It is advised to book early to guarantee a spot at King of the Alps. 

Payment Schedule

Deposit paid before 3rd May 2019(Can be made by Paypal or Bank Transfer)

Balance Paid Before 17th May 2019 (Must be made by Bank Transfer)

Payment can be made in full at any stage by bank transfer

For cancellations after 3rd May we will charge €150 fee unless the space can be filled

 

For any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

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Closed for Winter, See you all in 2020 / Fermé pour l'hiver, à bientôt en 2020